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How Rachel Levy Found a Job

imagesA recent article in the Wall Street Journal tells the story of Rachel Levy and her job search. Rachel was laid off from a Boston non-profit and thought she should have a fairly easy time finding a new marketing job. Her job search took a year, longer than anticipated. She found her new job by a rather circuitous route. One of her followers on twitter located her resume on-line and forwarded it to her brother-in-law, who was an investor in a company that needed someone with her skills and experience.

 From the WSJ:

In addition to networking, she used her free time to learn about social media including Twitter, where she currently has more than 5,000 followers. She also worked did social-media consulting work.

 Ms. Levy says that potential employers were impressed by the blog; at times, she listed her latest blog posts in her email signature and linked to them on her own Web site.

Mastering social media while writing an engaging blog is a great use of time while on the job hunt. Good job Rachel.

To learn more about what Rachel did during her job search, check out her guest blog on the WSJ.

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July 28, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 1 Comment